2022-03-23 E-Edition

KC rancher recognized by FB

John Heaton, NDFB’s #rancheroftheweek, grew up on a farm near McKenzie, N.D., the second oldest of ten children. While his mom was busy raising farmhands, his dad ran yearling calves. Following his dad’s footsteps, (literally) John took an interest in the cattle business and started raising cattle at age 10, and he is still at it! The first steer John […]

Blizzard of March 1966

A story from a Kidder County resident

This particular narrative is from days gone by 56 years ago. Man how time flies I was only 31 years old at that time and this was a very surprising weather event to me. This phenomenon came up so abruptly, perhaps I hadn’t watched the weather forecast then as much as I do now. My brother Melvin, my cousin Marvin […]

Coming events

Steele Mar. 26 – Spring Vendor Show, Pifer’s Auction, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Mar. 28 – Quilting at Trinity Lutheran, 1:00 p.m., everyone welcome; KC Ambulance Board Tappen Mar. 25 – Annual meeting of Tappen Oil & Tire Co., City Hall, 6:30 p.m. Driscoll Apr. 9 – Easter Egg Hunt, Driscoll Park, 11: a.m.

Savvy Senior

What to Do with Cremated Ashes

Dear Savvy Senior, A while back I saw an article on different ways to scatter a person’s ashes after they’re cremated, but I’ve misplaced it. Can you help me with this? I’m preplanning my funeral and would like to include instructions on what to do with my remains that my family will appreciate. Planning Ahead Dear Planning, There’s no shortage […]

Off the Bookshelf

THE LAKE Nine years ago, best friends Esme and Kayla went to summer camp together at Camp Pine Lake. Now they each receive a pamphlet inviting them to work as counselors-in-training (CITS) for the summer. Although both girls are excited about returning to camp and enjoying new friendships, campfires, and swimming, they are a little apprehensive as they return to […]

Easter Egg Hunt participants

Steele Area Betterment members who are participating should take their 4 dozen eggs and candy for the Easter Egg Hunt to the Golden Manor by March 28th so the residents have time to fill them.

Kidder County Health Happenings

Routine Immunizations

Overall, routine immunization rates have taken a hit since the pandemic started. We understand this has happened for a number of reasons: regular immunizations are not on the forefront of people’s minds, vaccine hesitancy, limited availability of appointments at MD offices, a decline in regular well-child visits, etc. Regardless, we need to get back on track in the state of […]

From the Heart

As I write this, it is a beautiful day in North Dakota! The sun is shining and the temps are about 40 degrees or higher. The wind is calm. The snow piles are disappearing, leaving a few puddles. The forecast for several days to come is for weather similar or even better. You can’t ask for much more in March. […]


(Looking back over past Ozone issues by Shirley Morlock)

50 years ago – Mar. 22, 1972 Deaths – Joseph Schulz, 15, Deer Lodge, MT; Arthur Thompson, 77, formerly Dawson/Tappen; Mrs. Otis (Ardis) Waters, formerly Steele The Joseph Hagens family of Steele has been chosen as outstanding family for 1972 by St. Leo’s Council of the Knights of Columbus, Tappen. Juleen Magstadt and Karla Thompson were chosen to attend Girls […]